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We moved this weekend, the school are closed because the teachers went on strike today (I agree with them & their reasons for striking), & both kids are sick. I could be at work, but there is no planet on which that is good wife so I stayed home to wrangle the smaller fussier sick kid. He is sleeping next to me and I am about to tackle writing a response to this post about pedophiles on Gawker. I'm not linking (this is admittedly about the fact that I find the article triggering as hell & I don't want to trigger people, but also about not wanting it on my blog), but it was written by Cord Jefferson if anyone wants to see it. I'm debating shopping the article vs posting it on a blog, but I suspect I will be shopping it. Standard week really, with a side of "OMFG I'm so tired" post moving. There were stairs on both sides of the equation & I suspect all that climbing is going to be something I feel for weeks. On the upside, my commute is now down to 15 minutes. That's kind of amazing. Separately kid #1's new girlfriend is exceptionally well developed. I plan to lock him in a closet for the rest of puberty.

Date: 2012-09-10 08:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jackandahat
"Separately kid #1's new girlfriend is exceptionally well developed. I plan to lock him in a closet for the rest of puberty."

I keep being horrified by kids at the library. Who lets them go around being all tall and looking like grown ups and things? They need to stop it because it's making me feel very old.

Date: 2012-09-11 02:13 am (UTC)
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My 11 year old niece has her first 'boyfriend'. She's only 11, for cryin' out loud.

Date: 2012-09-11 06:11 am (UTC)
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It's funny because on the one hand, when people talk about kids I think "Well I was up to X at their age", and then I see them, and feel really old.

Date: 2012-09-11 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Exactly! I was still climbing trees and racing my bike around the block at 11.

Date: 2012-09-11 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh no, for me it's the other way around. Like people will talk about their 15 year olds being kids, and I'm like "Pfft, I had a grown girlfriend at 15" then I see their 15 year old and holy shit, he's a kid, he's not much more than half my age!

Date: 2012-09-11 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dantesspirit
LOL, I still think that about my 20 yr old niece.}:P And my 24yr old niece made me a grandaunt last year. THAT made me feel really old.

But to me, 11 is way too young to even consider being serious about boys. That's only 6th grade, after all! Get off my lawn already! }:P

Date: 2012-09-10 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I got through 25% of that article before I was done beyond done.

The whole thing reeked of "poor child rapist" from the very beginning.

Date: 2012-09-10 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I know you don't always see eye to eye with Ta-Nehisi Coates but I liked how he contextualized that piece as rape apologia:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/09/manufacturing-consent/262141/

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